A large number of schools across the state will receive $87 million to be used for technology. The state Education Department announced that low-income public and charter schools will be receiving a voucher that can be used to purchase computer software, hardware and equipment needed for computer networks and technology infrastructure.
The funding is being channeled to schools across the state as part of a settlement reached between the Education Department and the Microsoft Corporation in 2006.*
State Education Department Spokesman Tom Dunn says the money’s arriving at a good time.